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Old 06-30-2017, 01:24 PM   #1
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Well now that Photobucket has gone from free to $400/yr, what are you folks using to host photos for uploading to this forum?

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FLICKR is one alternative.
However, for most purposes, creating an album on this site is probably best.
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I'm not sure. I don't trust any of them. Over my online history I have had two host website services pulled out and thus leaving me to not to bother with that avenue. I have had one photo hosting service pulled out under me as well.

I do have a longtime Flickr account.
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Testing.



Evidently previous uploaded photos before their new policy do not post. That's extortion.
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yup= I had long suggested photobucket, but no longer.

no reason for my images to be there, so I deleted them last night.

the image replacement from photobucket are not such a great advertisement for them...maybe the various forums will come up with a crawler to remove them/ delete links



we'll figure out a work around- maybe even post a still to youtube?

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Photobucket wrecked my long standing "Advancing Alvar" thread.

This is a photo from my Facebook wall page. Just clicked on the photo and then on the Mac option clicked to bring up a menu to copy Image Address.

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I'm not sure. I don't trust any of them. Over my online history I have had two host website services pulled out and thus leaving me to not to bother with that avenue. I have had one photo hosting service pulled out under me as well.
Oh, totally.
There is no way I would trust the "truth" copies of my precious photos to ANY third party, especially a "cloud" service. They serve their purpose, but they are all ephemeral. Anybody remember "AOL Hometown"? 10 million personal websites disappeared with one week's notice.

And don't delude yourself into thinking that Facebook, YouTube, Google Drive, or any other trendy service will be "forever". They all will pass.

You should:
(a) upload any images you want to post to a forum to that forum's site. At least that way, the lifetime of the images will equal that of the site.
(b) Buy THREE multi-terabyte external disk drives. Put all of your images on one. Use the other two for backups. Store one at your friend's house.
(c) If you are an Apple user, set up Time Machine to make an additional automatic backup to another disk. I'm sure there are equivalents for Windows.
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Nothing goes on forever...

especially in the cyber world.

Remember Webshots ?

How about MySpace ?

Yahoo will be gone soon, too.

People think Facebook is the best thing since the sliced bread.
History tells us that it too will pass, one day.
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Not all forum message boards have their own hosting services which with to upload photos.
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I never understood photobucket's business model.

I don't see how their advertisements can support such a large database infrastructure.
I knew it was going to fail one day. That's why i do not have any photos up there.
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I use google photos any way.

from my mac, select photo in the browser..

control click and select:

copy image address

paste into the forum...and post...

the image won;t show- but the forum adds a url prefix and suffix...

so click on edit post and

replace url with IMG at beginning and end of address:



this is a little goofy- but compared to the long load time I had with PB- it takes about same time

instead of the edit, you can type in the code info at beginning and end- it looks like this but remove the spaces between symbols:

[ I M G ]

and [ / I M G ]

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better tip- see below
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copy image address

paste into the forum...

the image won;t show- but the forum adds a url prefix and suffix...

replace url with IMG at beginning and end of address:
You can streamline your workflow a bit by using this button:

image paste.png

Just paste the URL into the dialog box and it will take care of the image tag for you.
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Placing images directly on forums eliminates offsite links’ life frustrations. It is easy to do, and I wander why folks continue to use links, is it to maintain an ownership?

I have 1TB Google Drive service which is great in case when I forget to back up files or during travels. To post more than a few photos or to share I used Google Plus, hopefully it will last longer than the Google’s disastrous Picasa drive.

A few times a year I refresh my backup drive locked-up in the fire resistant safe. At some point, I want to get a wireless back-up drive to ease the at home back-ups. Redundancy of data storage is an absolute must for me.

Bulk of my photos are still in negatives and my plan is to transfer them to digital domain, slow process even with professional Epson scanner but it will happen. I even have some family photos from the late eighteen hundreds on the glass but never saw the actual photos destroyed one of the World Wars, it will be fun to see the past.
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oh,
thanks for that tip.

even easier.

screw you PB !

we win the internet




this is a test image I used just now on another forums.

it is a modified idle rpm table for my 09 Harley...vance and hime fuelpak3 and my iphone

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Placing images directly on forums eliminates offsite links’ life frustrations. It is easy to do...

I don;t know how to do this- so the hosting sites are what I use.

open to learning though!

I have 3 backup drives

1 and home, 1 at work, 1 at my neighbors house

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I don;t know how to do this- so the hosting sites are what I use.

open to learning though!

I have 3 backup drives

1 and home, 1 at work, 1 at my neighbors house

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I think I have it in principle- thanks!

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I put my photos I want to share on my blog or on Facebook. Haven't used my Flickr in a while - tired of the malfunctions and slow links. If you are on a pay service, you probably can have some expectations on performance, since you are paying. Free service you are at the mercy of the internet gods. I pay for iCloud storage too, which is a good as place to store pics as any. Don't think Apple is going anywhere soon.
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Don't think Apple is going anywhere soon.
Maybe not. But in 1987 Digital Equipment Corporation was making so much money they didn't know what to do with it. That year, they brought the Queen Elizabeth II to Boston harbor for a one-company trade show. I was there. A little over a decade later, they were out of business.

If you don't keep physical control of your pictures, you WILL lose them. Just a matter of when.
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